I believe every word in the Bible. So when the Bible tells us the power of death and life are in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21), I believe it.
I would lik to reflect on the saint who warned fellow newsletter subscriber about watching her words over her life. If one has an unfavorable medical condition, by all means, God did put doctors in this earth to help us with healing. That’s the “natural” side. At the same time, there is a “spiritual side.”
So, if the doctor prescribes medicine, take the medicine. Nobody’s saying: “Don’t take the medicine.” So, the “natural” side is to follow the doctor’s advice. Adjust your diet, exercise, do the best you can (in the “natural”) to live a healthy lifestyle. And with that, don’t break “spiritual” laws. Proverbs 18:21 says: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
We still must watch our “words,” because our words have creative ability. That creative ability can go to work for or against us. While high blood pressure may run in someone’s family, nobody’s suggesting that that “natural”, proven fact be denied. It, by all means, should be and needs to be acknowledged. But with that “natural” acknowledgement should come “spiritual” acknowledgement as well.
That occurs through the “believer” saying (in his or her own words, accompanied by scriptural foundation): “I am healed, delivered of high blood pressure, in Jesus’ name. I break the stronghold high blood pressure has had over my family members’ lives, in Jesus’ name.” (Reference: Mark 11:23-24; Matthew 18:18; Hebrews 11:6.)
Now, what begins to happen (over a course of time, remember we walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7; 4:18) is God pricks us in our hearts to start reading “natural” books and watching programs that talk about effective ways of dealing with high blood pressure at the “root”.
We become more knowledgeable and we change our eating habits, etc. While we do that, then we begin to see our health taking a turn for the better.
Our family members will admire our change and follow. And before you know it, you begin to see high blood pressure fade away (that’s the scriptures coming to life to work on behalf of the believer who works these biblical yet practical principles).
As a man of God, I just had to say what I know the Holy Spirit is placing in my heart to say. Those of you who believe what I’m saying (and please cross reference with the scriptures).
Jesus tells us in Mark 11:24 says, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
If ye (you) “desire” to be healthy and high blood pressure-free, what does Jesus say for you to do? And if you do that, then what did He say you will have? And if you don’t do it, what will you not have?
Brothers and sisters in the faith, when someone is giving you advice based on sound doctrine – the Word of God – recognize the enemy (the devil) when he is talking to you through a friend or loved one who may tell you: “Don’t be in denial. You’re sick. Ya mama had high blood pressure and died with it, your grampa had high blood pressure and died with it. And now you got it. You’ll pass it on to your children and then you’ll die and so on and so forth.”
Recognize – discern (1 John 4:1) – that any statement made that counters what the Word says about you (even if the DOCTOR tells you your chances of beating high blood pressure or whatever infirmity you may have don’t look good) is a lie from hell. But 1 John 4:18 reminds us that you have nothing to fear, for the Spirit of the Lord is in you, causing you to live the abundant life.